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"Get in the way" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "estorbar", and "allow" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "permitir". Learn more about the difference between "get in the way" and "allow" below.
get in the way(
gehd
 
ihn
 
thuh
 
wey
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. estorbar
You can stay and watch the rehearsal as long as you don't get in the way.Puedes quedarte a ver el ensayo con tal de que no estorbes.
b. ponerse en medio
We have a great view from here. If anyone gets in the way, I'll go mad!Tenemos una vista muy buena desde aquí. ¡Si alguien se pone en medio, me volveré loca!
c. interponerse
Too many rules and regulations can get in the way of creativity.Demasiadas reglas y regulaciones pueden interponerse a la creatividad.
d. interferir
Don't let anything get in the way of your dreams.No dejes que nada interfiera con realizar tus sueños.
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allow(
uh
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lau
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to permit)
a. permitir
We're not allowed to smoke in the office.No nos está permitido fumar en la oficina.
b. dejar
He allows me to pick pears from his tree whenever I want.Me deja recoger peras de su árbol cuando quiera.
2. (to let enter)
a. admitir
Dogs are not allowed in the store.No se admiten perros en la tienda.
b. dejar entrar
They wouldn't allow us in because we weren't suitably dressed.No nos dejaron entrar porque no íbamos vestidos para la ocasión.
3. (to allocate)
a. dejar
Be sure to allow time for homework after school.Asegúrate de dejar tiempo para la tarea después de la escuela.
b. calcular
Allow at the very least two hours to reach Madrid.Calcula como mínimo dos horas para llegar a Madrid.
4. (to accept)
a. reconocer
I have to allow that she's great fun.Tengo que reconocer que es una persona muy divertida.
5. (to grant)
a. permitir
The committee did not allow the building of a skyscraper in that location.El comité no permitió que se construyera el rascacielos en esa localización.
6. (to give)
a. dar
We're allowed one hour for lunch.Nos dan una hora para comer.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (to make provision for; used with "for")
a. tener en cuenta
You must also allow for travel expenses.Tienes que tener también en cuenta los gastos de viaje.
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